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Scott Sisson of Resurrection is named WLOX High School Football Coach of the Year

Scott Sisson guided Resurrection to 13 straight wins, claiming the Region 4-1A title and the Class 1A South State championship.

In the Class 1A State title game, Simmons handed Resurrection its only defeat, a 25-9 setback at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford.

The loss was difficult to swallow but it didn't take away the success the Eagles had accomplished in 2015.  In 14 games, the Resurrection defense gave up only 65 total points and posted 8 shutouts.

Sisson said, "It all started about three years ago when my oldest son said would I take the job.  He had two different coaches before that and I said yeah, I'll gone and do it.  I sat down with the boys and told them it's going to take a commitment.  It started in the weight room and for the last three years, we've had a great turnout in the summers.  The kids and the coaching staff I've been able to put together, between myself, coach Denmark and coach Mitchell, that's a hundred years worth of experience."

Sisson served on the Resurrection football staff for two years under Rocky Gaudin before taking over the Eagles head coaching duties three years ago.  Result...28 wins and 9 losses, 23 and 3 the last two seasons.

"I couldn't be more blessed to be at a school that I'm at, "said Sisson.  "Because the parents support, the fans support, they really appreciate the effort that we try to give them and we appreciate the effort and support they give back."

Sisson says in his first season, his Eagles took their lumps before winning three of their last four games.

"I can remember when our seniors were getting beat 70 to 80 to nothing when they were having to play as seventh and eighth graders.  Because they stuck with the program and they believed it in it, you see what they accomplished this year."

Sisson also wants to thank the entire Jackson County community from Pascagoula, Moss Point, Gautier and Ocean Springs for supporting Resurrection when their respective high school football teams were eliminated from the state playoffs.

Sisson says the Eagles cupboard is not bare, with a number of key players returning in 2016.

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